Follow the crazy adventures of an Alabama cyclist taking on the Race Across America (again) in 2017.
Tues, 1/28 @ 1:03PM – US Hwy 280 at Lakeshore Dr
Tues, 1/28 @ 1:03PM – US Hwy 280 at Lakeshore Dr. I arrive at 280 from the office park on the left. I am so focused on getting up the 18% hill out of the parking lot that I don’t realize 280 is completely stopped until I make the turn and realize that nobody is able to make it up the hill. At this point, the line of cars is probably all the way back into downtown several miles away assuming that people can still make it over Red Mountain. This is the lowest spot where US 280 crosses Shades Mountain separating Homewood and Mountain Brook from Hoover, Vestavia, Chelsea, Pelham, Alabaster, etc… The gradient in this picture is about 10%. This is where I start to video holding my phone in one hand heading up the hill. http://youtu.be/ZlKTOy0J8WI